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Russia admits it’s dumping USD and Euro for gold

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Editor’s note: this article is sourced from RT so it’s straight from the Kremlin’s mouth  A message to other nations to follow suit perhaps? Russia is taking steps to ensure that it protects itself from any future dollar or euro sanctions. Moscow boasts the world’s 5th biggest foreign exchange reserves and …

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The countdown to the break up of the Euro has officially begun

The results of the elections in France and Greece have made it abundantly clear that there is a tremendous backlash against the austerity approach that Germany has been pushing. All over Europe, prominent politicians and incumbent political parties are being voted out.  In fact, Nicolas Sarkozy has become the 11th …

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Switzerland ends its peg to the euro, Swiss franc surges

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By ending its three year currency peg to the weakening euro, Switzerland has become the first major economy to surrender in the international currency war, and in so doing has given a long-delayed victory to the Swiss people. Contrary to the indignant reaction by the media and financial establishment, the decision is …

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Punk Economics 5: The world slows & euro crisis far from over

The Punk Economics series by Irish economist David McWilliams is a great way to get up to speed as to what is going on with the world economy in a quick, fun and easy to digest manner. Here’s Part 5: [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ-l1LIdWOU[/youtube]   Click here to see: Part 1-3 and Part 4.

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Anti-Euro party may block Germany’s Merkel from victory

Alternative for Deutschland

The biggest threat to German chancellor Angela Merkel’s winning next Sunday’s elections may be a new anti-Euro party called Alternative For Deutschland. The latest INSA poll for the Bild newspaper chain shows the new party hitting the 5 percent percent threshold it needs to enter Germany’s parliament. Merkel’s coalition partner, …

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Germany accelerates gold repatriation as confidence in euro plunges

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Berlin is bringing home its gold reserves stored in New York, London and Paris faster than scheduled, Germany’s central bank said Thursday. The move is linked to surging euroskepticism, as new governments in France and Italy may ditch the single currency. The German Bundesbank has already moved 583 tons of …

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Iran to dump US dollar in oil trade, settle in euro instead

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Iran wants post-sanctions’ oil contracts denominated in dollars and have buyers pay in euros, Reuters reported. Tehran is also keen to receive money owed to it since the pre-sanctions days in the European currency. The country’s crude deliveries are to be restored soon, with companies such as the French giant …

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How Greece was robbed by the bankers

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Every single mainstream media has the following narrative for the economic crisis in Greece: the government spent too much money and went broke; the generous banks gave them money, but Greece still can’t pay the bills because it mismanaged the money that was given. It sounds quite reasonable, right? Except …

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BRICS dumping euro amid simmering EU banking crisis

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People withdraw money from Bank of Cyprus ATM’s while employees gather outside the bank’s headquarters in Athens. Brussels has been forced to eat a generous slice of humble pie: A massive sell-off of the euro is underway in the wake of a persistent financial crisis, as holdings in the European …

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If Greece exits, here is what happens

Now that the Greek exit is back to being topic #1 of discussion, just as it was back in the fall of 2011, and the media has been flooded by groundless speculation posited by journalists who have never used excel in their lives and are merely paid mouthpieces of bigger bank interests …

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Europe’s economic suicide

Dismissing the propaganda-like vision of growth and jobs that is now at the forefront of any and every word from the status-quo seekers that are the European Elite, England’s Nigel Farage notes the hypocrisy of the forthcoming summit’s agenda. The Euro itself was supposed to create growth and jobs and …

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7,000 police deployed in Greece for Merkel’s visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Greek police are preparing to close down large sections of the Athens to contain protests against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is visiting the city on Tuesday for talks with the country’s Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras. Authorities issued permits for only two of the planned protests. At least 7,000 police …

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Farage on the Spanish bailout: “a reinforcement of failure”

While the short-term benefits can be weighed against any long-term solution a number of ways, Nigel Farage provides not just the most colorful summation of situation but also the most succinct when he refers to the ‘madness’ of ‘intervention to keep the Euro alive’ as “reinforcement of failure”. The better, and …

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Greece’s banking industry secretly gets €100 billion

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Greece’s struggling banking industry has been secretly injected with around €100 billion in emergency liquidity from the country’s central bank which was approved by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, according to the FT. This follow reports of a ‘run’ developing on Greek banks last week, which were emphatically denied …

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Chinese renminbi is now directly tradable with the euro

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The Chinese central bank, People’s Bank of China, issued a press release announcing the authorization of direct trading between the renminbi and the euro on the inter-bank foreign exchange market. This is huge. The euro is the second most traded currency in the world, after the US dollar. The European Union is …

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The Euro Continues to Advance in 2018

The Euro had a good performance last year and managed to post solid gains, especially against the US dollar. The bullish trend continues at the present time, as the block currency is favoured by good economic developments and increasing prospects of an ECB monetary policy normalization. If we refer to …

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Putin drafts bill to dump the dollar and euro

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has drafted a bill that aims to eliminate the US dollar and the euro from trade between CIS countries. This means the creation of a single financial market between Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and other countries of the former Soviet Union. “This would help …

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‘Leave Euro, reclaim your democracy!’ Nigel Farage to Tsipras

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage gave a rousing speech in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg today during which he directly told Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to lead the Greek people out of the Eurozone and reclaim the country’s democracy. Farage told Tsipras that his country should have never …

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ECB to launch €1.1 trillion of quantitative easing

ECB Mario Draghi

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has announced that he will pump €1.1tn at a rate of €60bn a month into financial markets until September 2016, in an attempt to prevent the fragile eurozone economy from grinding to a halt. In a keenly anticipated announcement at the ECB’s headquarters in …

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Croatia joins failing EU amid economic recession at home

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Croatia will be officially recognized as a European Union member at midnight on Sunday (last Sunday), becoming the 28th state to join the bloc. Over 170 foreign officials, including 15 heads of state and 13 prime ministers, are expected to attend the grand ceremony in the capital, Zagreb. European Commission …

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